“You've made this day a special day, by just your being you. There's no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are.” Fred Rogers, creator of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, an American television show Dumb cane. Pretty house plant or the roots of community? There's a widower a… Continue reading Liking my neighbor
In the early hours of Dec. 24, I took a walk with the dog, stopping twice before returning home. Once, it was to commiserate with a neighbor whose Christmas had mostly been COVIDed away. The second time, it was to stand and listen to another neighbor -- one which I have never met -- scream… Continue reading Has Christmas left you wanting, well, something? Wait for the sequel!
I have pretty boots, but these are the ones that get the job done. I will keep them until they disintegrate. Come winter, a war-weary towel lines a spot in the dining room that lies close enough to the front door to be practical but keeps the snowy boots that gather there out of sight.… Continue reading At home with winter
God's heart is turned toward you! YOU are loved, no matter what Satan or anyone else has told you. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (Jesus speaking in John 3:16) This "whosoever" love includes YOU no… Continue reading Are you so downhearted you want to die? Hear what God is saying to you!
Just you and the dog this year? Don't hide from the challenge. You can still eat well! "Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence." Erma Bombeck, American humor writer A recent survey suggested that – because of various COVID restrictions --… Continue reading First solo Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s how to pull it off without losing your mind or temper!